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IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practice

This IIE qualification will provide learners with frameworks for identifying, conceptualizing, and solving fundamental communication problems in the work environment. Successful graduates of this IIE qualification would have developed academic, professional writing and presentation skills which they can apply in both the academic context and entry-level work positions.

Overview

NB: this information was accurate at the time of publication and is valid for the 2024 academic year. The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason.

IIE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNICATION PRACTICES  

This IIE qualification will provide learners with frameworks for identifying, conceptualizing, and solving fundamental communication problems in the work environment. Successful graduates of this IIE qualification would have developed academic, professional writing and presentation skills which they can apply in both the academic context and entry-level work positions.

MODE OF DELIVERY

 

Distance (Online)This IIE qualification is available online through IIE distance learning for individuals wanting to study and work. As an IIE distance student, you will receive all your support online from a dedicated team of IIE RC online tutors. Speak to a student advisor for more information.

 

Contact (Full-time): contact lectures take place during the day, on weekdays, at the following campuses:

 

  • Braamfontein
  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
  • Polokwane
  • Pretoria
  • Online

 

Skills You Will Develop

IIE graduates of this qualification will develop skills to gather, process, produce and present information as well as conceptualizing and solving fundamental communication problems in the work environment. 

Possible Careers

  • Report writer 
  • Proof Reader
  • Social Media Content Designer and Developer
  • Editor

Qualification Accreditation

Your qualification has weight!

The IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practices is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification onLevel 5 (SAQA ID No: 112899). On successful completion you will receive a Higher Certificate in Communication Practices from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

On successful completion, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Communication Practices from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa. This qualification is also fully recognized by the Department of Basic Education for the purposes of registering as a teacher and teaching in a South African school.

 

Important Information

To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

We've got your back!

All our IIE Rosebank College registered students get free software. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can  access the software online using their RCCONNECT email addresses on office 365 or visit the campus IT Department to get FTP access to download the software.

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS 
To get the best out of the blended learning experience, you will need the following minimum requirements: a computer or laptop with WI-FI, Windows 10 or higher, Intel Pentium 4 Processor or Higher, 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or a System on a Chip (SoC), 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit (Or Higher) for your RAM, 16 GB for 32-bit OS 32 GB for 64-bit OS (or Higher) Hard Drive space, DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver for your Graphics card, and a Screen Resolution of a minimum 1280 x 800. 

Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

English  
NSC: HC pass with 30%
NC(V): HC pass with 40%
SC: Endorsement -none with 33.3%
SC(a): HC pass A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
International A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC Level 4 equivalence with at least 30 % or equivalent for English.

 

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Mature Age Admission(23 Years and older)

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills. 

Mature Age Admission(45 Years and older)

Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010). 

If applicant does not meet minimum admission requirements and there is no alternative (such as completion of NQP modules) but they have relevant experience, the following must be requested to consider admission via RPL: 

1. Certificates for all formal (Accredited Higher Education qualifications) and/or informal qualifications/modules (SLP’s, Microcredentials etc). SAQA certificates must be provided for any international qualifications. 

2. CV to determine whether the following are related to the qualification that the applicant is applying for: 

a. Formal (Accredited Higher Education qualifications) and/or informal qualifications/modules (SLP’s, Microcredentials etc) 

b. Relevant work experience

General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE) 

Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Certificate of Evaluation with NQF L4 equivalence, as well as minimum score of 145 out of 200 for all 4 GED subjects. 

OQSF qualifications

Candidates with an OQSF Level 4 120-credit cognate qualification may be admitted once assessed and approved by the relevant Head of Faculty. 

IEB International Secondary Certificate

Candidates must have achieved Higher Certificate pass and meet the additional admission criteria (where applicable). 

 A SAQA Certificate of Evaluation with NQF L4 equivalence is required. 

Course Outline

Modules

Module Name Semester
Applied Communications Techniques  Semester 1
Design Thinking and Problem-solving  Semester 1
Digital and Academic Literacies  Semester 1
English Language Practice A  Semester 1
Communication Science 1  Semester 2
English Language Practice B  Semester 2
Fundamentals of Media Studies  Semester 2
Work Integrated Learning  Semester 2

 

Fees

Deposit

R2 256

Full Settlement (Due 28 Feb)

R20 304

Total (Per Annum)

R22 560

Deposit

R2 592

11 Monthly Installments (Starting 28 Feb)

R2 121

Total (Per Annum)

R25 920

Pathways

The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered by The IIE at IIE Rosebank College, that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 

Qualification Overview

IIE Higher Certificate in Communication Practice

Duration

1 year

Course Type

Higher Certificate

Study Options

Online & Campus

NQF

5

Credits

120